PLAYER OF THE MONTH | Ottawa Fury FC Goalkeeper Romuald Peiser

Keeping two clean sheets in the month of June, Ottawa's shot-stopper was voted Player of the Month
NASL Staff | Jun 23, 2015

Ottawa Fury FC goalkeeper Romuald Peiser has been named NASL Player of the Month for June after recording a pair of shutouts in both of the Canadian side’s matches this month.

The French veteran is in the midst of a record-breaking shutout streak that currently stands at 526 minutes. He hasn’t conceded a goal since May 2 when Fury FC fell to the New York Cosmos, 1-0. Included in that run of 526 goalless minutes are five consecutive shutouts for Peiser.

“I’m proud of this honor,” Peiser said about being recognized as the NASL Player of the Month. “I have to thank my teammates because it has been over a month since we have conceded a goal. They have put forth an amazing effort, and I’m proud to play with them.”

As the Player of the Month for June, Peiser posted two consecutive shutouts on June 7 and June 13. Both came in scoreless draws on the road against Jacksonville Armada FC and the San Antonio Scorpions, respectively. He made nine saves in those two encounters, adding to his league-leading total of 28.

“I think Romuald represents what the team has been able to achieve,” said Fury FC head coach Marc Dos Santos. “It’s normal to highlight the goalkeeper during a run like this, but I think Romuald has been a big piece of what the team has been doing collectively in this chapter. I think this honor is very good for the club, good for Romuald, and it highlights the fact that we’re a squad that has been working well together to achieve some goals.”

The 35-year-old goalkeeper played every minute of the NASL Spring Season, conceding just eight goals in 10 matches and posting six shutouts. He leads the league in goals against average (GAA) with a mark of 0.80.

Prior to joining Fury FC in 2014, Peiser spent six seasons in Portugal’s top flight with Naval and Académica, making 112 appearances. He has also played professionally in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Romania.

The 6-foot-1 goalkeeper will look to extend his shutout streak when Ottawa opens the NASL Fall Season at home against Jacksonville on Sunday, July 5. 

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